“I’m interested in not just making people look good, but feeling good, too,” said Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher, who was mapping out the European debut of Intelligent Nutrients, his plant-based beauty line at the fair’s new green space dubbed Cosmoprof Nature.
The brand is set to roll out in London’s newly renovated Selfridges beauty hall this spring and will open in Hong Kong at Lane Crawford and Nicole in the fall. Rechelbacher is in talks with a Japanese distributor and the product is stocked in 250 Whole Foods’ stores in the U.S. as well as Barneys New York. His main contention is that cosmetics should only be used if the body can tolerate them. “If luxury makes you sick, it is outdated,” said Rechelbacher.
Antonio Argentieri, president of L’Erbolario and Unipro’s natural cosmetics division, pointed out the natural cosmetics market is growing more than any other segment within Italy’s cosmetics industry.
In 2009, the market grew 4.9 percent compared with 0.8 percent for the total market, even though natural products only represent 3.7 percent. One of the strengths of the market, according to Argentieri, is that “natural consumers have more fidelity.” He proudly notes his company has a 37 percent market share in health food stores, representing half of the distribution in this category. L’Erbolario also outstripped the growth of this sector with an 8.8 percent gain in 2009. Argentieri sees no slowdown in the growth of the natural category.
Lepo, one of the few producers of natural makeup, launched a new concept of baked products, mineral powders mixed with a type of clay and water and baked like a cake, in Tuscan-inspired colors. The range also features two completely organic products — a foundation consisting of shea butter, almond and jojoba oils that retails for 20 euros, or approximately $27, and a mascara with additional iron oxide for color, that retails for 14 euros, or approximately $19.
Mark Wuttke, president of the Wuttke consultancy group, suggested the reason the industry is not being wholeheartedly embraced is because leading cosmetic manufacturers need to step up and support a bigger piece of the sector.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews